I thought it was an exceptional innings. He played really, really well. He played the shots that he knew he could play and he kind of anticipated some of the deliveries that were going to be bowled with the fields set.
Kohli went on the offensive once Padikkal had ensured victory as his contribution was 72 not out off 47 balls in their unbroken opening stand of 181
While Padikkal smashed four consecutive List A hundreds to become the first Indian to achieve the feat, is the leading run-scorer of the tournament with 673 runs, Shaw is not far behind with 589 runs in his kitty.
Karnataka rode on skipper Ravikumar Samarth's knock of 192 off 158 balls and a stroke-filled 101 by Padikkal (off 119 balls) to post an imposing 338/3 and then bundled out the opposition for 258
NCA head Rahul Dravid says there are a lot of players who are waiting for opportunity
He has scored 243 runs in seven matches so far including three half-centuries and played a crucial part in providing good starts so far.
The Chennai and Bengaluru teams are in intriguing mid-table battle
As part of this mentorship programme, pacer Navdeep Saini has been paired with Proteas great Dale Steyn. RCB's Director of Cricket, Mike Hesson gave insights as to how this programme came about and what's the real purpose behind this move.
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